Cooks' calendar of events



While other farmers markets have come to a close, the All-Local Farmers Market on Whaley Street is still going strong. Check out the selection of fresh produce, meats and other items from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. For a list of participating vendors, see


Tickets for the 2010 World Beer Festival in Columbia are on sale now. There will be two four-hour sessions on Jan. 16, noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Standard admission to a single session is $40, which includes beer samples, live music, educational sessions by industry experts and a festival tasting glass. VIP tickets, which cost $75, add admission to a VIP suite with complimentary food, more select beers, a commemorative glass and separate entertainment. Tickets are available at or at Green's Discount Beverage locations, Morganelli's Party Store, Village Idiot Pizza on Devine, Gervais & Vine and Rosso Trattoria Italia. A portion of the proceeds go to Columbia Opportunity Resource and the River Alliance.


The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston is now accepting applications for the Best Teen Chef Competition 2010. The top prize winner will earn a full-tuition scholarship toward a bachelor's degree, an associate's degree, certificate or diploma program to study culinary arts at any one of the 30 participating Art Institutes. To be eligible, high school seniors must submit a completed entry form by Feb. 5. More information at or e-mail Brittanie McPherson at


McCutchen House on the USC Horseshoe has posted its spring schedule online. Register for classes by calling (803) 777-8225 or go online to

Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute, 3001 Millwood Ave. Upcoming classes: Monday/Tuesday: Rabbit hunter style; Jan. 5, 6: Carolina trout with morel cream sauce; Jan. 8, 9: Vermont rack of lamb; Jan. 12, 14, 15, 16: beef Wellington with foie gras, truffle and Perigord sauce. All classes cost $39; wine is available for an additional cost. (803) 765-9999 or

Upcoming classes at Let's Cook Culinary Studio: Start the new year off right with a 10-week series of classes focused on Healthy Living Choices. Hosted by Chef Militello and weekly guest speakers, the interactive classes will focus on cooking, fitness and spiritual choices. $250 per person; limited enrollment. Classes begin at 6:15 p.m. Let's Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 250-2569;